DCCC outraises NRCC
October 26th, 2012
09:01 AM ET
8 years ago

DCCC outraises NRCC

(CNN) - The House Democratic campaign arm outraised its Republican counterpart in the first half of October, the groups announced Thursday.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took in $9.5 million between October 1 and October 17, while the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $7.4 million in the same period.

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Democrats, the minority party, have been aggressively working to grab back 25 seats in the House in order to retake the majority. The party lost control of the chamber in 2010 after a massive 63 seat pick-up by the Republicans.

The DCCC said it had $10.1 million cash on hand, and the NRCC reports having $11 million in the bank with less than two weeks before Election Day.

The Democratic group touts raising $16 million more than the GOP group this cycle, with the DCCC taking in $151.9 million compared to the NRCC's $135.7 million.

Despite being outraised, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, who chairs the NRCC, suggested Friday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" that he was confident about Republican messaging this election.

"I think we're doing a great job," Session said, pointing to the two different economic paths presented on the presidential campaign trail and in congressional races. "That's why House Republicans are winning and I think Mitt Romney can do the same."

Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • House • NRCC
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Interesting. the way I heard it........the DNC had to go into debt.

    Of course CNN would never tell a lie to favor the Dems, now would they????? Right.

    October 26, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. Of course.

    The people know who cares about them. Here's a hint, it is not the extreme right.

    October 26, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  3. Jason

    I have seen this same article on 20 different site with different spins. What I cant seem to wrap my head around the fact that none of these articles mention the fact that these guys are raising Billions for a job that pays 400k. Those that are contributing millions to their favorite campaign are definitely going to expect some type of repayment.

    October 26, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. joe

    vote the republicans out forward 2012 America for the poor and middleclass.

    October 26, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. rickd785

    As a Democrat i have to say that I could care less.The House even when we were in charge did not have enough real Democrats to get anything done.

    October 26, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. Ray Gray

    Why would Corporate America spend and Millionaires spend so much if they did not expect a big return for their money?

    October 26, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |